The fourth book in Lisanne Norman's Sholan Alliance long-running science fiction series of alien contact and interspecies conflict
Carrie and Kusac—she a human telepath, he a Sholan one—have together formed a bond stronger than all the differences between their two races. They have survived the political manipulations of both their peoples, as well as successfully walking the Fire Margins, journeying into the past with Kaid, the third member of their Triad, and returning with shocking revelations about the Valtegan enemy and the ancient Cataclysm that transformed Sholan society.
But the price of breaking with tradition comes high, as does the ongoing protection offered by the military. And now Carrie, Kusac, Kaid, and T’Chebbi must undertake a rescue mission to the distant world of Jalna to save present-day Sholans and humans who have been trapped there, as well as a Sholan pair from the age of the Cataclysm.
What they can’t foresee is that the Valtegans planted the seeds of destruction on Jalna long ago, transforming the locals into a dangerously unstable race and threatening the telepathic powers of Sholans and humans alike.
About the Author
Lisanne Norman is best known for her series The Sholan Alliance. The first book in the series, Turning Point, started as a short story before becoming the ongoing science fiction series. She can be found at lisannenorman.net.
Praise for the Sholan Alliance series:
"Series fans will have a field day (or two) reading this delightful, but complex tale with multiple subplots." —Midwest Book Review
“Dark Nadir is full of fast-paced adventure and has more alien species that the Star Wars cantina! Fans of Lisanne Norman’s Sholan Alliance series will love this newest installment. Science fiction catnip.” —B&N Explorations
"Norman expands the exciting concepts of her first book into an extraordinary look into an alien culture, developing a rich variety of subplots that will leave you desperate to find out what happens next." —Romantic Times Magazine
“Norman is a masterful storyteller, and this is a gripping story.” —Kliatt
"Lisanne Norman handles her material superbly—knowing just when to ease up on drama and go for humor." —Starlog Magazine
"This is a big, sprawling, convoluted novel sure to appeal to fans of C.J. Cherryh and others who have made space adventure their territory." —SF Chronicle